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Tablets of poetic mythological texts unearthed during the excavation of Ugarit have been edited and translated to shed new light on the religion and literature of the ancient world....

Title : Canaanite Myths and Legends
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ISBN : 9780567080899
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Canaanite Myths and Legends Reviews

  • Marsha Altman
    2019-05-19 12:46

    I got this book in a lot with other books on eBay. It was the odd one out. The printing I have is from 1971, but it was written in 1956. Maybe the archaeology is outdated, but they translate some fragments found on stone tablets in Syria. The tablets are damaged, so they're not able to present finished narratives. If they've found anything since, I don't know about it. Legends of El, Baal, and various pre-Israelite mythology. This book exists mostly for the completest, or just so a record exists of their work. Not really relevant in general.

  • Stephen Cranney
    2019-05-23 12:43

    Admittedly, I got tired of trying to follow the narrative through the breaks in the text and archaic phrasing, so I ended up just reading the summaries in the introduction, which helped me get the flow of the stories in much less time.